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Viscous anisotropy of textured olivine aggregates, Part 1: Measurement of the magnitude and evolution of anisotropy

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The development of crystallographic textures in olivine-rich rocks leads to a marked anisotropy in viscosity of the upper mantle, strongly influencing a variety of large-scale geodynamic processes. Most estimates of the magnitude of viscous anisotropy in the upper mantle are derived from micromechanical models that predict textural and mechanical evolution numerically. Unfortunately, relatively few data exist with which to benchmark these models, and therefore their applicability to geodynami...

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10.1016/j.epsl.2016.04.008

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Earth Sciences
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Elsevier Publisher's website
Journal:
Earth and Planetary Science Letters Journal website
Volume:
445
Pages:
92–103
Publication date:
2016-04-01
Acceptance date:
2016-04-07
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0012-821X
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614259
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pubs:614259
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2016-04-07

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